swear a warrant out on (one)

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swear a warrant out on (one)

To file a judicial writ for one to be arrested or detained. The police swore a warrant out on the CFO after evidence of his embezzlement emerged. They're not going to swear a warrant out on him unless you're willing to testify. Community services swore warrants out on the children for them to be taken into custody by the state.
See also: on, out, swear, warrant